An anime and manga genre that has become very popular lately has been the monster girls. They are anime that the characters are half human and half monsters, yokai, animal, alien, robot or that has its non-human half.
It is common for most anime to have some character that is not 100% human, sometimes they have cat tails and ears, horns or robotic pieces. The name of this genus in Japanese is Gijinka [擬人化] which means anthropomorphic.
Gijinka - Anthropomorphic characters
The Gijinka can refer to any character that mixes with non-human individuals, including inanimate objects, marks, or concepts. A small example is in the moe characters created to represent Mac or Windows.
Anthropomorphism has been present since prehistory and has a strong connection in ancient religions and mythologies, including the Shinto in Japan. On the internet, one of the first characters moe Gijinka that appeared was the iMac Girl in 1998.
Even 100% human characters that do some transformation like in the case of Cristo-chan, Ebola-chan, Starbucks-chan, Ipo-chan, Terra-chan and Clorox-chan classify as a Gijinka.
You pokemons were pioneers in transforming themselves into Moe Gijinka characters. A recent case was also written on our blog, the famous character Bowsette. The most popular anthropomorphic animals in anime are cats and foxes.
In ancient cultures, non-human characters were also sensual and seduced boys. Even in Japan there is a legend of a spider that transforms itself into a seductive woman and marries a samurai.
Robotic characters, aliens, with cat parts and other animals are common, but there are cases of slime girls, snake girl, centaur, dragon, flower, zombie, vampire and the mermaid cliché.
The image above is from anime that appeared in our article "Weird Things Japan Made Moe Girls". Gorilla girl, soda can girl and dragon girl.
The top monster girl anime - Monster girls
Thousands of anime have characters with monsters, if we were to list them all it would take a century. But as I'm stubborn I'll talk a little about the most popular and then list as many anime with monster girls that I know. I will also try to make a list of popular monster girl characters separated by categories.
Below I will briefly summarize each anime that I find popular and that the main focus is monster girls. They need to appear in most episodes and their strange appearance should be the highlight of the anime.
Let's start by talking about the most popular monster girl anime of all time:
Monster Musume no iru nichijou
This anime has a mermaid girl, snake girl, spider girl and even a centaur girl. As the name suggests, monster musume means monster girls and the rest of the name refers to the protagonist's daily life with the characters. Where most of the time the protagonist ends up being hurt.
Cube x Cursed x Curious
The anime by the images doesn't seem to be as sinister as the others, but it tells the story of a protagonist who finds in his basement a loli that is actually an instrument of torture from the middle ages, a sword girl and a girl with a magical garter belt. .
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
This anime is quite popular and tells the story of a dragon girl who becomes an employee of a woman who works in an office named Kobayashi. The anime is quite popular and very funny, making it one of the most popular of the genre, luckily this is not a harem.
Houseki no Kuni
This anime tells the story of girls who are gemstones who live in a peaceful place and fight beings that try to take them to the moon. Houseki no Kuni is a masterpiece that recalls the tale of the famous Kaguya-Hime.
Rosario + Vampire
This work is quite popular and tells the story of a boy who goes to study in a school of monsters and meets a vampire girl and several other characters as a succubus. They claim that the manga is a thousand times better than the anime, which ended up becoming a generic re harem adaptation, but still managed to entertain me and become popular.
Demi-chan wa Kataritai
In this anime you find a snow girl, a vampire, a succubus and a headless woman. The biology teacher who likes non-human girls tries to understand the life of these monster girls or monster girls. Anime is not second only, it is quite popular in the genre.
this anime from ecchi and comedy tells the story of a boy who meets a mean girl, a slime girl and a cup girl. What level have we reached?
A confusing and very popular series that is divided into several different anime, we need to make even one guide to watching monogatari. Among the characters we have a crab-like girl, cat, jellyfish, vampire and a few other not normal ones.
Centaur no Nayami
Concerns of a Centaur, the name already suggests a centaur protagonist, but many other monster girl characters appear in the work. The anime deals with the social life at the monster girls' high school.
Below is a list of the most popular anime and the types of Monster Girls, Gijinka or anthropomorphic characters that appear:
- High School DxD - Demon Girls;
- Sekirei - Aliens;
- Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?
- To love Ru - Aliens;
- Omamori Himari - Demon cat;
- Jashin-chan Dropkick - Demons and Snakes;
- Kaiju Girls;
- Petopeto-san - yokai;
- Dragon Crisis - Dragon Girl and Vampire Girl;
- Asobi ni Iku yo! - Cat aliens;
- Spice & Wolf - Fox Goddess;
- Outbreak Company - Elf, dog;
- Jitsu wa Watashi wa - Rogue;
- Durarara - Dulahan, headless horsewoman;
- Knights of Sidonia - Half alien girl;
- Elfen Lied - Alien;
Another list of Monster Girls - Monster Girls
We have already mentioned many anime with monster girls that are quite popular, but there are many other characters that are monster girls that appear in different anime, games and manga. Below we will try to make another list of these characters and their anime, games and manga.
Maybe you also want to see anime about animals, some may have talking or anthropomorphic animals.
Unfortunately I won't identify the original work, but I'll make it bold when it's the name of an anime.
- Hyperdimension Neptunia - Video game girls;
- Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance - Sword girls;
- Kantai Collection - Girls with combat weapons;
- Habanero-tan - Pepper girl;
- Kemono Friends;
- Shinka no Mi;
- KRT Girls;
- Magical Change;
- Robot Girls Z;
- S Sega;
- Hard Girls;
- A Musume Pretty Derby;
- The World of Naruto;
- Milk-san - Milk girl;
- Jalapeño-san - Jalapeno pepper girl;
OS-Tan are characters from operating systems, among them we have Hikaru Aizawa from Miscrosoft and Inori Aizawa from Internet Explorer.
The artigo is still half finished, but we recommend opening it to read the following later:
Kemonomimi and Nekomimi
Another super popular way to represent monster girls in anime and manga is wearing animal ears. These ears are often called Kemonomimi. The most popular are the cat ears called nekomimi.
Usually the Japanese represent these creatures using only ears, tails and paws, without taking away the human characteristics. They are easy to spread, because the animal's features can be easily conveyed simply by drawing the ears.
Pointy ears are by far the most common type, having been associated with everything from demons, elves, magical fairies, and even Vulcans. In Japan, the ability to hear very well is called jigokumimi, which translates as "hell's ears".
Some examples of characters with cat ears are:
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|Neko's name||Anime Name|
|Holo||Space and Wolf|
|Jibril||No game No life|
|raphtalia||The Rising of the Shield Hero|
|Black Rabbit||Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They?|
|Izuna Hatsune||No game No life|
|Himari Noihara||Omamori Himari|
The Encyclopedia of Monster Girls
There are 2 very popular books called Monster Girls Encyclopedia which tells the story of over 100 different monster girls. This book/manga was written by Kenkou Cross and contains several sexy illustrations of monster girls and their history. If you want to buy the books, I'll leave them below:
Some of the monster girls found in these books are: Succubus, Lesser Succubus, Slime, Red Slime, Queen Slime, Goblin, Hobgoblin, Werewolf, Werecat, Wererabbit, Weresheep, Alraune, Mandragora, Matango, Dryad, Honey Bee, Hornet, Grizzly, Harpy , Black Harpy, Cockatrice, Orc, Ogre, Arachne, Lamia, Medusa, Echidna, Lizardman, Salamander, Werebat, Centaur, Unicorn, Minotaur, Holstaur, Giant Ant, Ant Arachne, Mantis, Fairy, Pixie, Leanan Sidhe, Kesaran Pasaran, Elf, Dark Elf, Dwarf, Amazoness, Alice, Alp, Cyclops, Mermaid, Merrow, Sea Bishop, Nereid, Scylla, Charybdis, Sea Slime, Siren, Sahuagin, Bubble Slime, Large Mouse, Giant Slug, Devil Bug, Roper, Golem , Gargoyle, Mimic, Pot Devil, Mummy, Sphinx, Anubis, Girtablilu, Zombie, Ghoul, Ghost, Skeleton, Nightmare, Doppelganger, Dullahan, Vampire, Imp, Dark Slime, Beelzebub, Baphomet, Witch, Youko, Yuki-Onna, Red Oni, Crow Tengu, Kappa, Jurougumo, Inari, Angel, Dark Angel, Dark Priest, Dragon, Undine, Ignis, Sylph, Gnome, Dark Matter and lilim.
Monster Girls Products
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